Earlier this summer, Netflix brought Arrested Development back from the dead and now, they turn their powers of resurrection to another, less known comedy character, a friendly English bloke, named Derek. Created by Ricky Gervais as a one-off character for The 11 O'Clock Show, Derek has always had a million dollar heart and ten dollar brain.
"But if I'm really being honest, I never thought it would have a happy ending."
There used to be a time when The Office was an amazing series. It was smart, painfully funny, and its refreshing delivery in a mockumentary format put it above all other sitcoms at the time of its launch.
The hour long drama has entered its golden age in the past decade, giving us some of the best TV since the medium's inception. Landmark shows like Boardwalk Empire, Breaking Bad and Game of Thrones take their viewers beyond anything television (and in some cases even cinema... *cough* The Wire) have ever before accomplished.
When famous celebrities appear on The Office, they usually play a role that is completely unrelated to Dunder-Mifflin. This was true of Christian Slater, Conan O'Brien, Jack Black, Jessica Alba, and Cloris Leachman.
The material that has been carried over from the BBC version of The Office has become increasingly less over the years. Yet, there remains some storyline that has still not been covered in the American version.
Michael was waiting for the elevator. The door opened. David Brent, the former general manager of the Wernam-Hogg Slough branch greeted Michael as he walked into the hallway. Michael picked up on the accent, and asked David if he is British. David's defensiveness came up, as he asked Michael if he was picking on him.
TV on DVD Releases for January 4, 2011:
If you have not yet picked up Mr. Hodgman's book, More Information Than You Require, I highly recommend you do so now.
I have a confession to make: I wasn't interested in seeing this movie when I first saw the trailer for it. I mean, I do like the actors, but not enough to be drawn to this film.